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this morning on "world news now" -- unplugged. severe weather knocks out power in several states during an intense heat wave. >> that means no air conditioning for days and a real meltdown for the upcoming holiday. it's monday, july 2nd. good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. and my old friend, sunny hostin in the house. joining us for a week. paula on assignment. good to have you back, sunshine. >> i love sitting next to you. >> you're the best. the caffeine talking. >> millions of people are in for another day of extreme heat and
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extreme frustration. the power still out from the violent storms. >> so crazy too. middle of the heat wave, no ac, power could be out for the majority of this week, not a day or two, several more days. that's horrible. also, coming face to face with the wildfire devastation out west. homeowners are returning to find everything they once knew reduced to ashes. >> coming up new details of the chimp attack that nearly took the life of an american student. eyewitnesses now offering graphic descriptions of what really happened at that animal sanctuary. >> certainly your heart goes out to this guy. he was in an area where he was not supposed to be. >> i know. >> that close to wild animals. you assume a risk when you break the rules. not to be insensitive. >> it's terrible. terrible. >> also later on, a "world news now" moment, you won't want to miss. we paid -- we paid homage to the latest from allen sorkin, his show "the newsroom" funny stuff you won't want to miss. we put our own little spin on
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that show. did you check it out last weekend? >> i am enjoying it. >> loved it. >> a lot of the critics have panned it. >> if you work in this business you have an appreciation for a lot of issues he got into. before we get to all of that, the deadly storms and stifling heat punishing millions of americans right now. and the bad news is, no relief in sight. >> that's right, powerful thunderstorms again pummelled the mid-atlantic and southeast north carolina. far from over after the first line of storms slammed the washington, d.c. area killing 14 people. abc's david kerley is there. >> reporter: crews have only been able to restore power to a third of those who lost electricity. 2 million customers in seven states still left with no air conditioning in 100-degree heat and it could be next weekend before everyone is back on the grid. an army of 1,000 linemen is headed to virginia. josh little has seen hurricane and tornado damage in his 26
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years on the job r, but nothing like this. >> i haven't seen so many trees down. and the size of the trees that are down. >> reporter: you feel look you are working quick as you can to get electricity and air conditioning back to these folks? >> yes. >> reporter: homeowners are improvising, buying dry ice to keep food cold. one grocery chain handing out ice for free. >> for a few days it is okay. obviously with the triple digit temperatures it is very uncomfortable. >> reporter: generators disappeared off shelves were being restocked with emergency shipments. >> it is pretty hot. 90 in the house. >> reporter: no generator, it's the tile floor in the basement for sleeping. >> imagine it getting 20 degrees hotter. that would be suffocating. >> reporter: talk about an ordeal. how about these folks, passengers on amtrak train 51, stuck in west virginia for a day. nearly 24 hours, when trees fell blocking the tracks.
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>> i mean it was horrible. >> it was like isolation, total isolation. >> reporter: there are bright spots. charging phones in a shopping mall. and check out that power cord running through a mail slot at a home with power, snaking across the street to anna peterson's home. just one plug. just enough for the fridge. >> want to keep the milk cold and fruit fresh. >> reporter: why is this going to take so long? this picture may telt entire story. there are so many trees, so many lines down it is going to take days to clean it all up. david kerley, abc news, arlington, virginia. >> the extreme heat will be roasting much of the country for the rest of the week. heat warnings and advisories in effect for 16 states today from the dakotas to florida and more record highs were tide or broken over the weekend, brink the total number for the month of june to more than 3100. >> that's insane. my heart goes out to the people who were stuck in the train for 24 hours. in rural west virginia. because there was trees on the
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track. what an awful experience that must have been. >> the size of the trees that are being uprooted. it's unbelievable. i really worry about the elderly. >> yeah. we said it before. the elderly, pets. >> children. >> respiratory issues. >> babies. >> really tough. take the proper precautions. get to the cooling centers if your city has one. hotel, still available. anything you can. don't want to be out suffering. you know. with that let's take a look at the rest of your monday forecast now. more severe storms in the south from atlanta into the carolinas. west virginia, also, thunderstorms around nashville. along on top of that, hail, damaging winds, dakotas, northern wisconsin and evening showers from portland to seattle. thunderstorms in the rockies. >> and another day of 90-plus-degree heat from the rockies to the midwest and the east coast. just 67 in seattle. 100 degrees in atlanta. and during this heat wave thousands of new york city utility workers are offer their jobs in a labor dispute. 8,500 con-ed workers were locked
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out after contract negotiations broke down over the weekend. talks lasted just over ten days with the range of issues including pensions health care and wages in discussion. some say the timing just couldn't be worse. >> they're pretty much gambling with everybody's, you know, safety. during this big heat wave. >> but the utility says it has managers in place to take care of any emergencies. thousands of evacuees in colorado springs have been allowed back to their neighborhoods for just a quick visit. many were heartbroken as you can imagine to find their homes burned to the ground while the devastating and ongoing wildfires there. others though were amazed to find their home still standing and believe it or not virtually undamaged. the fire was 45% contained as of late last night. there were similar sad scenes in montana, after a fast-growing blaze forced people out of their homes in several communities in that state. in the small town of roundup, homeowners returned over the weekend to find little to salvage. among them, bill and stephanie
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mayer and their family, they refinished building their dream home just four years ago. >> this little box, my son had his baseball cards in. this came from my daughter's room. she just kept things in there. and didn't even break or anything. >> it was so important to a parent, it is important to the child. as parents you need to know that. >> worries about possible fires have snuffed out the traditional fourth of of julie celebrations from utah to indiana. fireworks are now being banned out of fears that a stray ember could start a wildfire. now a follow up to last week's deadly shooting at fort bragg, north carolina. the army says the gunman is dead. the specialist shot and killed his commanding officer last thursday during a safety briefing. he then turned the gun on himself. the army says elder was awaiting court martial on a larsery charge and facing legal troubles at home in kansas.
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he served tours in iraq and afghanistan. the chairman of a major international bank is out of a job. marcus ages head of british based barclay's bank stepping down official word from the bank. the resignation a week after barclay's agreed to pay $500 million to settle charges it tried to manipulate key global interest rates. south of the border, a return to the old guard in mexico's presidential election with voters upset over drug violence and the economy. final results are expected to show a victory for candidate enrique pena nieto and a return to power for the party voters got out of power about 12 years ago. the country's first female presidential candidate for a major party has already conceded the race. the american graduate student who was attacked by chimpanzees in south africa last thursday is improving. andrew oberle now in stable condition after six hours of surgery.
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abc's bazi kanani explains what led to at take. >> reporter: the attack may have started as a territorial dispute. >> they were determined to defend their territory at all costs. >> reporter: witnesses say 26-year-old andrew oberle walked away hum frum his tour group crossing the first small fence meant to keep people at distance then the taller fence, electric wires or fence, he kicked at a rock, his foot getting close enough for a chimp to reach under, grab it and pull. >> an adult chimpanzee has the strength of seven human men. andrew was fiercely struggling not to be pulled into the enclosure. and as far as we can tell he was not dragged in all the way. he was just, partially lodged underneath the fence. >> reporter: as the tourists ran back to the visitor centers, two chimps managed to escape their enclosure crawling through the face in the fence made by oberle's body, they kept attacking as the sanctuary director raced to the rescue.
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>> the chimpanzee jumped on to the bottom of the vehicle, started slamming it, breaking through the windshield of my vehicle. cousins shot one of the chimps through the windshield. both backed down and walked away. he then waited with oberle for paramedics to arrive. >> i found him awake w, i found him conscious. he was asking for help. >> oberle is not well enough to say why he crossed the first fence into an area he was not permitted to be in. in a picture on his facebook page he is holding a rock that he says a chimp once threw at a sanctuary worker. witnesses say before the attack, oberle may have been frying to keep a rock away from a chimp. there are strict safety protocols at the sanctuary where fences are checked twice a day. the sanctuary remains closed to tourists during the investigation. bazi kanani, abc news, new york. >> it is so sad. apparently this was a lifetime love. he loved chimped and was fascinated with chimps his
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mother said since he was in the seventh grade. >> this was his passion. his life's work. so that, that part is truly sad. but another reminder when, when you are working with or dealing with or confronting animals what they are there is inherent risk. this ended badly. lucky to be alive. silver lining. shifting gears to a lighter note, the ban on foi gras its the law of the land in california. starting yesterday, any restaurant that violates the ban will face a $1,000 fine. some ramped up the sale of foie gras leading up to the ban. the new law will cost him $500,000 a year. a lot of foie gras. >> they abuse the ducks. >> force feed them to make the livers ten times their natural size. cruel to the animals. i get the rationale behind it. people love the stuff. >> it is very delicious. now i will get all the tweets.
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>> peta, uh-huh. >> i didn't say that. a big week for a soldier. in upstate new york. here's why. >> chris van dusen posed as a pizza delivery man last week and made quite a delivery to his girlfriend's house. she wasn't too interested in the pizza. it didn't take him long to get down to business, yeah. quite literally. >> van dusen made the marriage proposal, he offered several months ago on the phone official. they will be wed this week while he is home on leave. >> oh. well played my friend. pose as pizza delivery guy. a good move. >> i like that. i like that. she is so surprised and in love. it's new. >> you don't see the whole, pizza man divivery thing like a movie. good to see the real life. classier ending. >> i love weddings, i could be a professional wedding crasher. >> crasher or planner? >> crasher, i look to attend them. >> coming up, the championship, tiger woods just barely won.
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>> coming up, the championship,
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we hear that music i know it is our sports theme. let's get to some of the weekend's highlights. we start with tiger woods back to his winning ways. >> his putter is working and his traditional red shirt sunday. woods won the at & t national tournament outside of washington. it was his third tour event win of the year. 74th of his career. >> that moves woods past jack
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nicklaus in second place. woods is number one on the tour's money list. for the first time since september 2009. >> look like tiger is getting his groove back a little bit. >> i can't. >> still builte bitter. still not over it. at the tour de france, 22-year-old peter sagan, from slovakia. >> slovakia. >> i said that through rehearsal. and the youngest tour stage winner since lang armstrong in 19 # 1983, back at it today in a 129-mile stage. can't imagine. haven't biked that long in life. also from spain's national soccer team, at it again. by at it again we mean winning. again. >> that's right, spain knocked off italy yesterday to capture the european soccer championship.
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it made them the first national team to ever win three straight major competitions. spain also won the world cup two years ago and the previous european title four years ago. >> one fan in madrid, summed it all up saying, quote, half of spain won't show up for work today. understandably. >> you know, my husband's mother is from spain. and they're in spain right now. and i have been getting e-mails from my father-in-law. >> your husband in spain too. >> his parents. my in-laws. they have been e-mailing like crazy about this. i'm sure, i'm sure they are. they're from madrid. >> yes, indeed. >> viva espana. >> what is realistic and what is not in the hbo show "the newsroom." >> our talk on jeff daniels' new hit and our attempt to just poke a little fun at it coming up next.
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previously on "world news now" -- >> what to due you moon our senior producer is leaving the show? i thought i had final say on who ran this place. >> are you [ bleep ] serious? >> i'm calling my agent. hey, arie, it's rob. isn't it in my contract i get to say who runs "world news now." >> who is this? >> rob. >> who? >> rob nelson. >> who? awe from abc. >> are you [ bleep ] serious r? it's 5:00 in the morning. >> i need to know your sources. >> i can't tell you my sources. >> before we go on air you have to tell me. >> i can't tell you my sources. >> the control can't find paula. >> can't run the show without her. she was just in makeup a half-hour ago. >> that's why sunny is filling
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in. she had a long overdue. paula out of commission for a while. talking about this earlier, i saw "the newsroom" sunday night was episode two. yeah. first i thought was really, really great. if you work in this business you have a certain appreciation for some of the issues they tackle. one of my favorite scenes was this one. check it out. >> hey, this can work. in fact it is going to work great. i asked my agent for a three year contract. you know me. >> it's not a three year contract any more. >> i'm sorry. >> it's not a three year contract any more. a 156-week contract that gives me an opportunity to fire you 155 times the end of each week. >> that wasn't -- where i would have edited that. deal with that after the show. a great debate in the scene, the state of news. how, beholden we are to advertisers in some sense. how beholden we should be to the
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news itself and our duty as public servants as opposed to profit centers. >> everyone is talking about that in the business. >> sorkin its a brilliant man. a new series. check it out. >> it's going to be good. >> we'll be back with more. [ sound fades ] at a moment like this, i don't care if my tampons come in a little black box. tampax pearl protects better than u by kotex. [ cheers and applause ] [ angie ] outsmart mother nature only with tampax.
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who trust duracell. they rely on copper to go for the gold. duracell. trusted everywhere. welcome back, everybody. bizarre story from our good friend at "the new york daily news" here. apparently there is a young bachelor in india, 24 years old. apparently he likes to watch adult movies. okay. >> porn, you mean porn? >> porn. trying to class it up. what he does apparently gets these terrible headaches, severe exploding headaches, 10 minutes into a scene. he just kind of goes nuts a little bit. and he is being advised by neurologists about the case, the equivalent of 30 painkillers a half-hour before turning on the video. it's not sex or self-gratification that triggered these things,
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literally his experience watching the porn. and he just cannot get over it. >> maybe he shouldn't watch the porn. maybe that's -- >> that would seem like a logical solution. but you know what i mean. >> just no porn. >> he has a right to, you know, a single guy, whatever. >> just don't watch the porn. just don't watch the porn. >> that explains so much about the weekend. go ahead, sunny. take this next one. >> moving along. next. this is, comes from the daily mail, about, busch gardens in tampa bay. apparently, in florida, they offer the opportunity to play with some of the world's most fearsome animals. called a tiger tug. what you can do is -- you can -- you can -- you can basically go -- and play, tug-of-war with a tiger. through this hole in the cage. and even children, even children are allowed to do it.
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and the challenge has been running a number of years. its popularity shows no sign of waning. >> why? why, how is that a good idea? >> i don't know. people just need to leave nature alone. these animals are not here for our enjoyment or for amusement. they're wild animals. i don't understand. people get hurt. monkeys as pets. >> ridiculous. >> i have no sympathy. just saying. and let's end on an edible note. >> croissant, croissants are dying out in france. apparently instead of making them home made for the past 10 years the number of industrial frozen, frozen or preprepared croissants sold in france 30,000 of them. skyrocket. skyrocketing. now the french even the french are not making their own from scratch croissants. that is a premade, packaged, frozen croissant.
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>> this is okay. little butter. >> not getting it. the
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this morning on "world news now" -- miserable conditions. severe storms knocked out power in several states during an oppressive heat wave. >> for thousands, the power and the air conditioning could be out for days. it's monday, july 2nd. good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. and i wore my yellow shirt today because my sunshine is back. this is sunny hostin here for the week. good to have you back. >> it is good to be back. you know i love sitting here with you. >> you are caffeinated. coffee looks good. back in the saddle. paula off for the week.
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sunny, gracious to fill in for her. >> my pleasure. welcome to our viewers. from the extreme deadly weather to the extreme heartbreak in colorado this morning. homeowners evacuated from the state's worst wild fair afire a allowed back into what is left of their neighborhood where homes were wiped out by the flames. look at that. >> hard to imagine. must be the worst feeling in the world back up where your house once was and see scenes like that. where everything is completely gone. so many folks, thousand going through that in colorado. also this morning, we have shown you the laundry detergent capsules like right there. they look like candy. they can be poisonous to small kids. why are these products still on the shelves of stores? abc news investigates that. you can see where a little kid. >> i have those. >> so do i. >> at home. >> for the times i do laundry. you can see where kids would be tempted by them. scary. >> how about this, celebrity breakup, so many people are
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talking about. like myself. what really drove tom cruise and katie holmes apart? all the talk about religion, their child, and what happens next? >> and the rumor, reported over the weekend, that she is due $3 million for every year the marriage. she can walk away nearly $18 million. however, this thing goes down. so, but, caught everybody off-guard. nobody saw that coming. >> are we surprised? the scientology. >> tom has a hard time in love. >> not surprised. >> before we get to all that. nature's one-two punch. deadly summer storms and the unbearable heat that just will not go away. >> that's right. another round of severe weather slammed the mid-atlantic and southeast last night. this time three people were killed in north carolina. dozens injured. and the death toll from friday night's storm that knocked out power to 3 million now stand at 14.
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mostly from falling trees. heat advisories and warnings have been posted in 16 states today. more record highs are being shattered. >> that says it all. over the weekend, a long list of cities, broken records. highs in the triple digits. the latest on all of this. good morning. >> good morning, rob, sunny. millions of americans are still without power. still battling this unbearable heat. you can see trees are down. power lines are down all across washington. it could be days before they clean up this mess. >> reporter: fierce thunderstorms spawn tornados in the midwest. just hours ago, wind gusted up to 90 miles an hour catching people by surprise. it's one searing high temperature after another. ice helps to reduce some of the misery but for these people in baltimore it is essential. >> thank you! >> reporter: they have no working air conditioners after a thunderstorm, hundreds of miles long, knocked out power on friday. >> oh! oh my god!
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>> tree limbs flying. branches flying. >> reporter: one storm tore apart this virginia farm. >> it was just a wall of sound. just with the light thing you could see here, sparks flying up the hill, pieces of the roof ripping off. >> reporter: fierce wind uprooted trees and turned power lines into mangled messes leaving millions sweltering without electricity in the brutal heat and food spoiling by the freezerful. >> it is aggravating. keep everybody cool and stick together. >> we have a pool. we are able to go in and cool off a little bit. it's been a struggle. >> reporter: all the millions in the washington area without power they will wake up with another day of sweltering heat and could be a week before power is restored. rob, sunny. >> thank you. >> imagine a week without power in the middle of, a heat wave, a holiday week no less, july fourth wednesday. i just, timing some times. >> for the elderly, young children, talking about no air
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conditioning. >> bad for your pets. respiratory problem, like you said, older folks. tough. millions. and we hope the electric crews keep up the pace and keep working overnight. the folks need relief. >> they need the help. the plane working the front lines of one of the huge wildfires in the west has crashed. an air force c 130 hercules plane dropping fire retardant disappeared from radar sunday night. officials say it went down near the white draw fire in south dakota and a helicopter did manage to land near the crash site. and taking three people to the hospital. >> thousand of homeowners are now being allowed back into their fire-ravaged neighborhood in colorado. clayton sandell reports from colorado springs. >> reporter: colorado's most destructive wildfire ever is slowly being tamed. >> we are at 45% containment. >> reporter: a week of punishing firestorms, destroyed nearly 350 homes, killing two people.
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for the first time residents like shawna houghe. >> this is my street. >> reporter: sought aftermath up close. the home where she raised her two kids now gone. >> the washer and dryer was on the top floor and it was in the hole. the washer and the dryer was down in the hole of the base m. and then we saw a -- a little bunny in the rubble. which gave me hope. because i was worried abut the animals. >> reporter: abc news made an exclusive trek to the front lines. there we met dan malia and his team of elite hot shot firefighters from reading, california. >> they usually put us on, you can see, steepest, most inacc s inaccessible hottest parts of the fire. >> reporter: they work 16-hour shifts smothering hot spots in 100 degree heat, the scorched ground hundreds degrees hotter. firefighters tell us this area probably hasn't burned in well over 100 years and there is twice as much fuel here as should be, douglas fir and ponderosa pine when they do
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burn, the fires are larger and far more intense. and as july fourth approaches, officials are banning fireworks. and canceling shows from indiana to utah. the fear of monster orange flames, now snuffing out the rockets' red glare. clayton sandell, abc news. now to a major study just published this morning about parents who physically punish their children. researchers now link spanking, slapping, and other physical means to punish children, to a wide range of mental health problems later in life. the american academy of pediatrics now strongly opposes physical punishments to prevent psychological disorders. finally -- people are understanding that. i have children. i don't spank. i was never spanked as a child. and my parents philosophy was always, a child has to respect you but not fear you. if you teach a child that physical punishment is okay then you make an angry child, a child
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that hits. and -- >> possibly mental health issues. >> all i know there was a wide belt unin my mama's closet. >> you got spanked. >> i turned out just fine. >> the way i look at it, seriously. when you have a problem with an adult you can't take out the belt and hit the adult. you speak to the adult. >> ideally not. >> why is it okay to do it to a child? >> this its a debate, spanking debate. there are parents out there who say, some times, the violation merits that kind of treatment or that is the way the kids will remember. because there are certain things i did. when i got that wide belt, i never did it again. it was effective. >> i have really well behaved children, i think. people tell me that. i have never touched them. we have never had to. >> let us know on facebook. chime in, let us know. moving on now, it is the big name, big money divorce that is rocking the celebrity world. tom cruise has been spotted back
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now on the set of his latest movie after katie holmes announced she wants out of their nearly six-year marriage. but now come the big questions about child custody, and of course, cash. abc's reporter has the latest. >> reporter: in this helicopter, tom cruise in iceland saturday where she is shooting "oblivion" which could also describe his marriage. in the upcoming issue "us weekly" magazine will report sources say katie holmes has been unhappy in her marriage for more than a year and has been quietly moving into what it calls a secret apartment in new york. >> the apartment is a three bedroom. goes for $12,500 a month. she has been spotted going there quietly and slowly moving her things into the apartment with suri. katie is able to put this apartment in her name. >> reporter: holmes may be trying to establish residency in new york because divorce proceedings there are private. she is asking for sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter suri.
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according to radaronline, cruise will file for joint custody in california. >> he is not a person set up to within a custody case. married three times. jumping up on the couch doesn't indicate a very stable guy. >> reporter: it is widely believed a reported prenup could give holmes at least $15 million plus child support and property. >> if he didn't have a prenup, after having third marriage here, he ought to see a psychiatrist and not a lawyer. it was be insane to think he didn't. >> what she really wants is freedom. according to us weekly. >> tom and his team can be very controlling. and dealing that for quite a few years, can really weigh on someone. she wanted suri to live a normal life, a normal childhood. >> reporter: katie may be filing for sole custody that doesn't mean she wants tom out of their daughter's life necessarily. sole custody will ask for both parents to be involved but would give katie the key decision making power on suri's
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education, religion, and when and where she goes on vacation. >> i don't know if i would buy the argument she didn't want the kid raised as a scientology follower. he is devout and ardent. i don't know if i buy that. >> maybe she thought she could change him. >> will dune that some times. >> really? >> sometimes you succeed. sometimes you don't. >> not with tom krutz. >> roasting temperatures over the weekend did not come close to dampening the spirit of one special event. >> yes, a lavish celebration of the cartoon called "my little pony." friendship is magic. >> oh, my. >> 2012 in new jersey attracted around 4,000 enthusiasts. many of them dressed like their very favorite characters. >> the whole movement, an awakening in the past year. last year's gathering attracted 100 people. from a few 100 to a few 1,000.
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for my little pony. >> had no idea it was so hot. the whole my little pony craze. >> thought that was over years ago. >> that's what i thought. i like the pink hair thing. >> the dress it up part of it. not the pony part of it. oh, lord. is it -- interesting. different stroke for different folks. >> monday. >> coming up the number one movie at the box office and our talk on it in "insomniac theater." >> colorful, candy like and poisonous. these still on the market after so many trips to the emergency room. we'll search for explanations next. ♪ something so deadly feels so right ♪
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welcome back, everybody. we turn to an update on a story we first told you about back in may. children eating those colorful packets of laundry detergent, things you stick in the washer, thinking those things are actually candy. >> now it has been three months. what's been done since then to protect our kids. abc's sharyn alfonsi went looking for answers.
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>> reporter: it's bright, bite-sized and to isabelle sun it may have looked a little like candy. that's what her mother thought her 1 1/2-year-old was eating. >> yeah, candy, candy. i thought they got into candy. >> reporter: minutes after it burst in her mouth, isabella had vomiting and diarrhea. >> you don't think about safety proofing laundry detergent. >> reporter: new reports show nearly 1,200 kids have been poisoned by detergent packs in five months, some severely. at least 11 children have been placed on ventilators. poison centers seeing an average of ten case is a day, some as many as 28. what's the problem with the way these look? >> they're small. they can be handled by children very easily. some of them look like candy. and children are just attracted to them. >> reporter: abc news spoke to detergent manufacturers back in may about the story. the makers of tide told us they
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were going to unveil child-proof packaging by summer. let's see if they did. not yet. but proctor and gamble says it will. the packaging in their canisters will have a double latch lid and larger warning. they say it has started shipping and should be on shelves soon. other detergent manufacturers tell us they too are now reviewing the safety of their packaging. in the meantime, poison control experts say, pods from any detergent maker should not just be out of reach of children they should be locked up. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> that was your point. they should be out of reach or locked up. >> put them in the cupboard. lock them. you have kids. anything can be potentially dangerous, adly. put it in a place they can't get it. if you can. coming up next, lighten the mood, a funny man who reveals his rough side pretty often. >> how alec baldwin celebrated his wedding day with his young
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♪ it's a beautiful night we're looking for something to do hey baby i think i want to marry you ♪ >> a nice song. >> yeah. nice. >> well he is one of our favorite actors who has given us much to discuss here recently. mr. alec baldwin, got hitched over the weekend to his 28-year-old bride. >> old in hollywood years. as you might expect from the actor, the wedding did not go off without an incident. abc's john muller has the details. >> reporter: just call him the marrying man. alec baldwin and hilaria thomas are husband and wife tying the knot in the star-studded ceremony at old st. patrick's cathedral in manhattan. the ceremony after a three month engagement between the actor and yoga instructor 26 years his
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junior. nuptials were public, and baldwin's frequent scuffles. just this week, baldwin tussled with a photographer. all caught on camera. >> it's my neighbor. >> reporter: on his wedding day, baldwin left security to his bodyguard. and in one instance ended with a photographer on the ground. >> whoa. >> reporter: bald one also showed his softer side. it was the big name whose got to see the wedding from the good seats. celebrities, woody allen, loren michaels and 30 rock co-star, tina fey. baldwin and hilaria thomas were the real stars of the show. when his wedding day was complete, baldwin tweeted a picture of his ring, just the date, june 30, 2012. john muller, abc news, new york. >> hopefully the wife will calm
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alec down. >> shes too young, she doesn't have enough gravatis. >> they had the reception at nyu. seduced her, by going to her the first time he met her saying "i must know you. " the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too.
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>> well, well, well, that foul-mouthed teddy bear, "ted" won the box office this weekend. outearning the sexy muscular men of "magic mike." what kind of person would go to see this kind of sophomoric film? >> i did. i loved it. i loved it from beginning to end. it looked funny from the trailer weeks ago and lived up to the hype. it is not a movie for kids. i heard stories about a parent that thought, the movie theater
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for brave was filled up. so they, let's go to "ted" the teddy bear. sat done and had to got out. this is not a movie for kids. it is raunchy like you wouldn't expect here. basically, a guy who may wish, a young boy, christmas day, wish my teddy bear would come to life. have no friend. the bear comes to life. grow up together. voiced by seth mcfarland, creator of "the family guy" grows up with hip. like a normal dude. happens to be a teddy bear. he is foul-mouthed. smokes weed, likes the ladies. and just, what you would expect. all about growing up, the love of his girlfriend, and mila kunis and athe bear and his adult life. take a listen. >> hey, johnny, how about a beer? perhaps a teddy brews kcht ki.
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>> i want a martina navratalewski. >> we couldn't show them on network tee visiolevision. i gave it 3 1/2 stars. >> you liked it. >> a portrayal of male friendships. all dudes have a friend like ted or are you are like ted. >> oh. >> a couple things. >> you all do have a friend like ted. >> we do have a friend like ted. ha-ha-ha. i would, i would hang outith ted in a minute. he is a fun, fun fellow. >> so you liked it? >> it captures the moment, the guys do, have to grow up and leave the party days, and get domesticated. find a lovely lady. and the movie captures it.
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rock on, ted, funny, funny. funny. go see it, please!
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this morning on "world news now" -- triple-digit heat. the intense summer sizzle across much of the country. >> it is misery that could last for days perhaps all week and make the fourth of july holiday absolutely unbearable for millions. it's monday, july 2nd. >> look who is back, y'all. >> good monday morning. >> yes, indeed. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris this week. >> good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. as you well know, many of you, out there, the heat is shattering records and millions are wondering when we will get a break in all of this. right in the middle of it all, massive power outages, insult to
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injury, of course, the result of those deadly weekend storms. what a rough weekend. heat, and then the storm. mother nature gave us a beat down over the weekend. >> dangerous heat. no air conditioning. you have the elderly, young children, you have pets dangerous time. >> a double whammy. yeah. >> another kind of summer threat. sharks. like something straight out of "jaws." a great white was just spotted off of a famous beach heading into the holiday. >> just a few miles offshore. not far offshore at all. so just a heads up. you see the shark stories this time of year. >> after watching "jaws" i couldn't go in the water. >> i'm done -- i'm in the pool with my floaties on. later on, it's not the sharks but the lawyers, what's the difference? only kidding. circling around tom cruise and katie holmes. the latest in their blockbuster divorce case, and the always expected battle over money and on top of that the custody of little suri, coming up in this case. suri.
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suri. siri is the cell phone lady. suri is the kid. sorry. >> let's begin with the blistering heat that has much of the country feeling like a furnace. >> it is warm out there. heat warnings and advisories in effect in 16 states today from the dakotas all the way to the east coast. temperatures soared past the 100-degree mark in many cities over the weekend. shot up to 97 in baltimore. so hot in fact people were lining up for those much-coveted bags of ice. more now from abc's ginger zee. >> reporter: it's an epic heat wave. >> i think it is too hot. i am not a heat person. >> reporter: 105 in atlanta, georgia. 103, raleigh, north carolina, 103 for birmingham, alabama. big numbers under a huge heat dome. it is not a technical term. here's what it is. a high-pressure system that settles in and barely budges. here's how it works. high pressure compresses air to the ground increasing the
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molecule's energy and that warms it up all around us. that's the science. here's how it feels -- oppressive heat with no break. a gigantic fan offering relief at a golf tournament in atlanta. for this pup, it took an icy the -- icy treat to cool down. in atlanta, it was one too many overheated innings, the nationals pitcher pulled out of the game with heat exhaustion. across the river in new jersey, paramedics were responding to emergency heat-related calls, barraged by 20 an hour. >> we see a rise in asthma. we see a rise in respiratory calls. >> reporter: the next big question is where will we find relief? where is going to come a lot later in the week, a lot later for a lot of folks. watch this the high-pressure system will actually back up new heat advisories going into effect for the northern plains, includes minnesota, iowa, nebraska and south dakota. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> now we turn to the killer storms making the heat wave even worse for millions of folks now struggling to cope without power.
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a new wave of storms ripped through the mid-atlantic and southeast last night leaving at least three more people dead in the state of north carolina. that follows the violent line of storms that moved in friday night killing 14 people. utility crews predict it could be a week before power is fully restored. >> we do have an incredible amount of wire, both transmission and distribution down. and that is a labor-intensive undertaking to get that restrung and get it back in the air. >> thunderstorms also slammed the chicago area yesterday. at the peak of the storms, a quarter million people had lost power and crews are still scrambling to get everyone back online. >> it's terrible. now another round of bad weather is going to hit the same areas that, that got hit on, on friday and saturday. and no power. so no air conditioning. can't run a fan. >> talking to a utility crew member, a 30-year veteran.
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i have never seen this many trees down, hurricanes, tropical storms, i have never seen anything like what he saw over the weekend too, saying a lot, a holiday week. people have vacation scheduled or crews are trying to juggle schedules. so just a bad time all the way around. >> people have the days off. they're going to be home. >> everyone wants to enjoy their holiday. hard to enjoy it, no ac, that mess. good luck to all affected by the storm. >> here is the rest of your monday forecast. hail and more damaging winds in the carolinas, west virginia and georgia. stormy from the dakotas to northern wisconsin. thunderstorms from nashville to northern arkansas, and in the rockies. late-day showers in the pacific north west. >> steamy in the 90s from colorado springs all the way to baltimore. triple digits again in hot-lanta and phoenix. upper 80s in the northeast. thousands of homeowners have been allowed to return to their neighborhood in colorado springs as fire crews finally gain the upper hand. some found their homes untouched. others found nothing but a charred foundation and burned mementos.
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nearly 350 homes were destroyed by the fire which is now 45% contained. the danger appears to have passed near a volcano in colombia which rumbled to life over the weekend. the nevada del ruz volcano blew smoke and ash, caused no damage. now eruption alert level has been downgraded and air traffic is getting back to normal. an eruption back in 1985 killed 25,000 people. a top leader in iran acknowledged new sanctions are having an effect on that country's economy. the vice president said authorities had stock piled imported goods and hard currency to help cushion the blow. all 27 members of the european union stopped buying iranian oil yesterday. that's about 18% of iran's exports. the sanctions are intended to pressure tehran over its nuclear program. voters in mexico, presidential election, have sent a message they're fed up with
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brutal drug violence and a troubled economy. official results are expected to show a return to the old guard with a victory for, sunny, say it now -- >> enrique pena nieto. >> so much better than i said it. whose party was voted out of power 12 years ago. the ruling party candidate, first woman to run for president in mexico on a major party line has officially conceded defeat. >> i will teach you how to say it. >> say it one more time. >> enrique pena nieto. >> nichlt -- nieto. >> you got it. >> leave it to a pro. >> well now to the presidential battle here, right at home. new attack ads from the obama campaign appear to be gaining traction with voters. >> abc's rick klein is joining us from washington with more on this. good morning, rick. >> reporter: rob and sunny, we don't hear about it so much nationally. but voters in battleground states are being bombarded with messages about mitt romney's time at bane, a parallel
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campaign, in the eight or nine swing states. they are, democrats are breaking through calling into question what romney wants to be his biggest strength. >> thousands of workers lost jobs, benefits and pensions. but for every company he drove into the ground, romney averaged a $92 million profit. >> meanwhile, president obama is raising alarms about his own fund-raising. and this is democrat's number one campaign concern. mitt romney is on track to match or exceed the powerful obama fund-raising operation. democrats fear that while they can win the message war over the summer, they may not be in a position to keep that up through the fall. that's why you have the president sounding so concerned. rob, sunny. >> i don't like the attack ads. on either side. i just don't like that. >> every candidate says the same thing. we are going to run a clean, positive campaign, talk about the issues. always gets negative. the only reason, it works. there is another story that proves it again. they're effective. >> stick to the facts. leave that emotional, attack stuff out. we're smart enough. we can figure it out. >> i think most voters in the
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country vote with gut instinct, emotional attachment to one candidate or another. it works. it is sad. >> facts should rule. >> amen. >> each and every time. trump emotion. spoken like a lawyer, right. >> exactly. no, counselor. >> well the only abortion clinic in mississippi will be open this morning after a federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a new lawsuit that could shut it down. the jackson women's health organization is shrouded behind black tarps to protect women's identities that new law requires any one performing abortions to be an ob-gyn, with privileges to admit patients to a hospital. the clinic filed suit, claiming the admitting privilege is not medically necessary. to a medical study released, a few hours ago, that might perk up all you early morning coffee drinkers, the cup of java could be preventative medicine. cancer researchers, reviewed caffeine habits of 100,000 folks
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and discovered those who drink more caffeinated coffee were less likely to develop common skin cancer. those who consumed other caffeinated drinks or chocolate also lowered their skin cancer risk. >> not bad. got my little caffeine, yeah. you bet. >> that's right. >> you know people get up to all kind of things while watching sporting events. i mean, beer drinking, chanting, doing the wave, all that kind of stuff. but we have never seen anything quite like this before. >> this is good stuff. there she was at wimbledon, saturday night, knitting away. right there at centre court. and it happened during what was by all accounts, a really exciting match, featuring britain's andy murray. >> those who know, say she was doing what's called the pearl stitch. and commentators speculated it was a sweater she was working on. >> i'm sure the tickets do not come cheap. you are sitting there, knitting some raggedy sweater. i don't understand it. >> i play tennis, of course, i
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watch tennis. i am an avid watcher. you have to watch what is going on. how can you watch it -- >> it is summer. what is she knitting a sweater for. just saying. >> good point. >> coming up next -- a great white shark spotted yards off a popular beach in time for the holiday. >> later, turning a childhood hot wheels set into a grownup daredevil dream. you are watching "world news now." ♪ right into the danger zone
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[ "jaws" theme plays ] >> remember that? oh, my gosh. >> we all know it. >> that music is unmistakable and will likely be on the mind of beach-goers with the discovery of a great white shark off the coast of cape cod.
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>> should you be frightened? here's abc's john schifrin. >> reporter: these are the startling images so many across new england are talking about, a 16-foot long great white shark spotted just days ago trying to feast off a group of seals near the coast of chatham, massachusetts. >> the great white spotted to day may actually be the first one visually spotted this season off cape cod. >> reporter: if you think the water looks shallow that's because the shark was spotted by a pilot along cape cod, 50 yards from the shore. >> we have noticed the increase in the sharks over the last few years and thing it coincides quite clearly with large population of seals in the area. >> reporter: last year the beaches in chatham were closed after another great white was spotted close to swimmers. for now, local authorities aren't closing any beaches. saying the sharks do not pose any direct threats to the public. shark attacks off the u.s. coast are down. but this summer already, some close calls. four swimmers were bit in one
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day last month while swimming in myrtle beach. among victims an 18-year-old girl who ran out of the water with bites to her hand and foot. >> she was telling me to get everybody out of the water. and i said -- are you sure it was a shark? she said i am sure. >> reporter: off cape cod, many officials tagged great whites which sets off a signal when they get too close to shore. they have already detected a few of the sharks in the area. but the amazing animals are creating such a spectacle for beach-goers, throughout their watching, as carefully as possible. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >> okay, why are they advising people it is okay. and not a danger when the sharks are in the water? [ "jaws quick the"jaws" theme p] >> i'm in the pool. see, that one, that one, only in the graphics department. because i'm in the pool. i don't mess with the ocean. >> you don't mess with the ocean at all? >> no. no, closest i go is fish sticks. coming up next, did religion drive a wedge between a hollywood a-list couple? >> inside two star-studded
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weekend weddings next in "the skinny." weekend next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. a couple big weddings to tell you about, everyone talking about alec baldwin, he got hitched, he is 54, she is 28. hilaria thomas, they got married here in manhattan over the weekend. the a-listers, loren michaels, jimmy fallon, tina fey, his brothers were there, little incident with the paparazzi. but when is there not with alec involved? he is very happy. tweeted a picture of his ring, and which is the date, june 30. want to wish alec baldwin years and years of happiness with his child bride. and also, mick jagger's daughter, jade jagger got married to adrian fillary, near bainbury, oxfordshire, according to the "u.s. weekly" his only daughter in fact from ex-wife bianca. wish them well.
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>> going from weddings to divorces. a tomkat update. we know now that -- katie holmes filed for divorce from her husband tom cruise. and she is saying she thinks the scientology church is following her, tailing her. apparently not something that is necessarily, the thought of a paranoid person. people who have photographed, katie multiple times, tell tmz, they have seen several mysterious men and vehicles around katie's apartment and following her in cars. the church of scientology responded to the story. they say no, no, no, we are not following katie. >> because that little girl involved. i hope that divorce doesn't get too messy there. but -- >> it is going to get messy. scientology. >> yes, too. erin andrews, of espn fame. she left the network on saturday. now, guess what she is going to be on fox sports now. host fox's new 30-minute college football, studio pregame show, contribute to the nfl and mlb coverage as well. her show will kick off september
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1. all remember her kind of, what was it, eavesdropping, nude photo scandal. all that weird stuff. she obviously bounced back from that. leaving espn, behemoth, going to fox, i guess it took a lot of money. >> we wish you luck. finally b.e.t. awards last night. of course, i watched it. sure you watched it. samuel l. jackson. i think is the top grossing actor of all time. was the host. jay-z and kanye won video of the year. kanye talked about it. interesting. jay-z against beyonce in the videos. i think what was most moving was the whitney houston tribute. a tribute to her, and even her mom, even her mom sang. ♪ dance with somebody ♪ oh ♪ over troubled waters
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you're watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ highway to the danger zone >> well now to a world record every 7-year-old boy has dreamed about including my son. you know those hotwheels, double-loop tracks that have been popular for decades. >> yep. but in this case a very real, six-story loop made of 125 tons of plywood. abc's ron claiborne takes us all for a little spin. >> hotwheels double dare -- >> reporter: hotwheels have been a hot toy for a long time. >> yes! >> reporter: but 40 plus years ago that loop they raced through was mostly fantasy. you could never do that in real life, right?
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>> the hot wheels double dare snare. >> reporter: wrong. >> six story high is going to be the biggest double loop ever attempted. >> reporter: matel, the maker of hot wheels produced the fake documentary to hype the stunt even showing the drastic aftermath of a failed prototype. that was of course a joke. >> well, drivers this is double loop dare. >> reporter: not a joke putting the drivers through flight training to familiarize them with the effects of 7 g forces they would feel speeding through the loop. >> not easy is it. >> we have to enter the loop at 52 miles an hour or so. best way to describe it, basically driving into a brick wall. >> reporter: ready or not, on saturday, finally the big moment at the x games in front of a massive crowd. >> i spent my entire life, hot wheels doing loops now. i get to do for it real.
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like a toy come to life they did. both cars making the loop over 50 miles an hour with the green car landing first. >> and greg tracy lands first. >> it was absolutely the coolest thing i have ever done. >> pretty hard core. felt like i was in a toy. >> reporter: take another look as they roar through the loop. just like the old hotwheels toy cars, but this time, this was the real deal. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> hmm -- they trained for a year to get ready for that event. >> i don't need that adrenaline rush. i don't even need tea in the morning. see. >> we got this photo. this is you getting ready to come into work tonight. >> i do drive quickly. >> i heard about that. >> a little speed demon. >> i do drive quickly. >> that's the news for this half-hour. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. ♪
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